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See You at the Hershey RV Show!

See You at the Hershey RV Show!

One of the biggest RV shows of the year is held each September in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Stef and I will be there on Friday and Saturday of the show (September 14th and 15th) hanging out in the...
Why Won’t the Dutch Be Quiet?  – and other cycling stories from France

Why Won’t the Dutch Be Quiet? – and other cycling stories from France

The Dutch are truly lovely people, but they really need to learn to be quiet when other cyclists (like yours truly) are suffering badly up climbs… So, I’m back from France.  I actually have been...
Why Do These Roads Only Go UP??!!??

Why Do These Roads Only Go UP??!!??

Being from Utah, I’ve got a somewhat jaded perspective when it comes to cycling climbs. Many of the climbs that are accessible right from Salt Lake City top out at nine or ten thousand feet. In...
On the Road Without James! WOOT! (I mean I miss him so much…)

On the Road Without James! WOOT! (I mean I miss him so much…)

James is in France!   I dropped him off at the airport a few days ago and it’s been a Stef-and-Mel-Gone-Wild-in-the-RV show ever since. For me, that means historical fiction audiobooks read...
Complaining My Way Across France: Watch Me Suffer!

Complaining My Way Across France: Watch Me Suffer!

I’m convinced Lycra has some effect on brain chemistry. There’s something about putting on a cycling kit that makes people want to take a normally pleasurable activity, like riding a bike, and...
Park, Pedal, Play:  Buellton, California

Park, Pedal, Play: Buellton, California

We’re trying something new here. Stef and I recently spent a week in southern California using the RV as a base camp for cycling (and for work, but nobody wants to hear about that).  We liked...
Sea Otter Classic 2018 in the Bag: SIGH!!!

Sea Otter Classic 2018 in the Bag: SIGH!!!

Well, our first official hosting gig at Sea Otter Classic just wrapped up and I’m declaring it a success! We’ve camped with friends before at Sea Otter, but never as the official group...
It’s All Uphill From Here: Mallorca Ride Camp: Days 3-7

It’s All Uphill From Here: Mallorca Ride Camp: Days 3-7

Well, not to spoil the ending, but we’re back home from our Trek Travel ride camp.  The last few days of riding went by in a flash – just like my first 50 years.  Sigh…  ...
Mallorca Ride Camp: Days 1 and 2

Mallorca Ride Camp: Days 1 and 2

Well, as James told you in his last blog update, we’re in Mallorca! Yep, I pulled it off. I dodged a bullet with the whole Bollywood-extra obsession thing he had going on, and instead we’re doing...
Mallorca Prologue: Getting There

Mallorca Prologue: Getting There

We’re on a Trek Travel trip right now – a bicycle training camp in Mallorca.  And as much as we love our RV, Lance, he’s not amphibious, so we had to take a plane to get here.  We had...